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WE ARE PLEASED TO SUPPORT THE PANAMA POSSE WITH A SPECIAL RATE FOR ACCESS TO  ONLINE SEMINARS

We are proud to support the Panama posse with a special discount of  our Boat Electrics 101 course. We look forward to providing the posse with the peace of mind of having a safe and reliable electrical system while cruising. - Nigel & Jan
nigel

Nigel Calder
Jan

Dr. Jan C. Athenstädt

We are Nigel & Jan
We help you understand, extend and redo your boat electrics.

The right way.

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MUST SEE FROM YOUR YACHT - CENTRAL AMERICAN SIGHTS

Along the Panama Posse CENTRAL AMERICAN route  are THESE UNESCO AND  OTHER SIGNIFICANT SITES

 

Below is a list of some of the most cultural or historically significant sites along the Panama Posse route.
Many of these locations are accessible from nearby marinas and are listed as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGES SITES.




























































 

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🇺🇸 USA California CRUISING TO MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA WITH THE PANAMA POSSE YACHT RALLY

USA -California MEXICO - Pacific GUATEMALA - Pacific EL SALVADOR HONDURAS- Pacific NICARAGUA - Pacific COSTA RICA - Pacific ECUADOR - GALAPAGOS PANAMA COLOMBIA JAMAICA CAYMAN ISLANDS BELIZE CUBA TURKS AND CAICOS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BAHAMAS USA Florida

🇺🇸 CALIFORNIA





PANAMA POSSE SPONSORSHIP MARINA


CALIFORNIA YACHT MARINA SAN DIEGO CHULA VISTA

WEATHER CALIFORNIA

SOUTH BOUND AND NORTH BOUND ROUTES

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - SOUTH BOUND

🇺🇸 POINT CONCEPTION - CHANNEL ISLAND HARBOR
75 nm

🇺🇸 POINT CONCEPTION - CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR - 80 nm

🇺🇸 CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR - CATALINA ISLAND
170 nm

🇺🇸 CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR _ CHANNEL ISLANDS - CATALINA ISLAND - 160 nm

🇺🇸 CATALINA ISLAND - SAN DIEGO
75 NM

🇺🇸 CATALINA ISLAND - SAN DIEGO - 100 nm

🇺🇸 SAN DIEGO - ENSENADA 🇲🇽
65 NM

🇺🇸 SAN DIEGO - ENSENADA 🇲🇽 - 65 nm

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - NORTH BOUND

🇲🇽 ENSENADA - SAN DIEGO 🇺🇸
65 NM

🇺🇸 SAN DIEGO - ENSENADA 🇲🇽 - 65 nm

🇺🇸 SAN DIEGO - CATALINA ISLAND
75 NM

🇺🇸 CATALINA ISLAND - SAN DIEGO - 100 nm

🇺🇸 CATALINA ISLAND - CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR
170 nm

🇺🇸 CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR _ CHANNEL ISLANDS - CATALINA ISLAND - 160 nm

🇺🇸 CHANNEL ISLAND HARBOR - POINT CONCEPTION
75 nm

🇺🇸 POINT CONCEPTION - CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR - 80 nm

TIDAL RANGE PACIFIC CALIFORNIA

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🇰🇾 CAYMAN ISLANDS - CRUISING THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN WITH THE PANAMA POSSE YACHT RALLY

 

🇰🇾 CAYMAN ISLANDS

MARINAS SPONSORING THE PANAMA POSSE

DOCUMENTATION CAYMAN ISLANDS
Passport Valid for at least 6 months; requires one blank page
Boat Documentation Coast Guard Doc (Original)
Proof of Insurance Liability
Crewlist Required at checkin/out
Zarpe Required at checkin/out
OFFICIAL PROCEDURES HAIL UPON ARRIVAL
Official Country Visa Visitors may be granted permission to land in the Islands for a period of up to six months. This period may be extended for further periods not exceeding six months upon application to the Chief Immigration Officer – extendable for another 6 months  http://www.immigration.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/immhome/visitinghere/entryrequirements
Immigration Visa Good for 180 days;
Required Permits TIP (Temporary Import Permit) – good for 10 years; fishing license required for each person aboard
Upon Arrival Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Authority
Upon Departure Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Captain
Entry & Exit Fees: Unknown
Notes: Expect to be boarded by Coast Guard upon entering and/or leaving the country
OTHER
Required Vaccinations NA
Pets Vaccination Certificate
Currency: Cayman Island Dollar

 

Crime Index Safety Index Corruption Index Corruption Score GDP x cap Pop (K) Life Ex. Cost of Living Groc. Rest. $ Loc.Purch.P.
29.61
70.12
NA = Unknown and that is a problem The Caymans have become a popular tax haven among the American elite and large multinational corporations because there is no corporate or income tax on money earned outside of its territory. 1 This includes interest or dividends earned on investments, making the Caymans especially popular among hedge fund managers. 43,800 65 82.19 years Cayman Islands is the most expensive country in Latin America Cayman Islands is the most expensive country in Latin America Cayman Islands is the most expensive country in Latin America Cayman Islands is the most expensive country in Latin America

US EMBASSY
NA – closed – visit US EMBASSY in  Jamaica for consular services,

WEATHER

The Cayman Islands have a tropical marine climate, with a wet season of warm, rainy summers (mid-May through October) and a dry season of relatively mild winters (November to April). Located in the northwest Caribbean at Northwest Caribbean, west of Jamaica the three Cayman Islands are in a unique position to be far enough north to be affected by cold front during the winter and still within the belt that is influenced by tropical waves and hurricanes during the summer. A typical day would have you wake up to warm sunny mornings becoming hot by afternoon with a few afternoon thundershowers especially over western Grand Cayman.

Occasional surges of cooler air from continental North America, the leading edge of which is called a cold front is the main winter system affecting the Cayman Islands from late October through early April. These systems are the major producers of rainfall during the winter months although precipitation is not quite as long lasting or of the same amounts as with summertime systems. The stronger cold fronts tend to bring strong North to northwest winds and rough seas, especially along the Western and Northern Coasts of the Islands: Such fronts are locally called “Northwesters”.

Perturbations in the easterlies or tropical waves are the main summer systems affecting the Cayman Islands from late May through November. During these months the systems move through the Cayman area roughly every four to five days but can all but disappear for a few weeks. The stronger of these systems tend to bring a day or two of cloudiness, heavy showers and thundershowers during their passage and strong southeast winds after their passage. During the summer months the main impetus for the development of these systems are the tropical waves.

TIDES

Download the Tide tables here
http://www.weather.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/nwshome/forecasthome/suntides30
Tidal range is about 0.7 meters

PILOT CHARTS

CAYMAN ISLAND Pilot Charts depict averages in prevailing winds and currents, air and sea temperatures, wave heights,  visibility, barometric pressure, and weather conditions at different times of the year. The information used to compile these averages was obtained from oceanographic and meteorologic observations over many decades during the late 18th and 19th centuries.The charts are intended to aid the navigator in selecting the fastest and safest routes with regards to the expected weather and ocean conditions.
An explanation of historic Cayman Islands Climatology and Wind-roses is here.

CAYMAN ISLANDS HISTORIC HURRICANE TRACKS

Please sign up with Good Nautical for Anchorages, Marinas, and Ports of Entry Information.

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PredictWind sponsors the Panama Posse

PREDICT WIND WEATHER SEMINAR

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LIST OF REQUIREMENTS

YOUR VESSEL - YOUR CREW - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

At a very high level we do not have any requirements for you to participate 

THIS IS YOUR ADVENTURE - ENJOY !

FROM  OUR EXPERIENCE here is what  you WILL need !

Seaworthy vessel well equipped, tested and ready to go capable of voyaging up to 500 nm without assistance between stops
Experienced skipper and competent crew
Money and Credit Cards ( budget between 1,900 and 7,500  x month x vessel / average 4,500 x month  )
Time
Vessel Documentation
Passports
Drivers License
Proof of Covid Vaccination
Third Party Liability Insurance

WITH REGARDS TO SEAMANSHIP = THEORY + APPLICATION + TIME + EXPERIENCE

Download the THEORY by following these links

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🇳🇮 NICARAGUA CRUISING THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA WITH THE PANAMA POSSE YACHT RALLY

USA -California MEXICO - Pacific GUATEMALA - Pacific EL SALVADOR HONDURAS- Pacific NICARAGUA - Pacific COSTA RICA - Pacific ECUADOR - GALAPAGOS PANAMA COLOMBIA JAMAICA CAYMAN ISLANDS BELIZE CUBA TURKS AND CAICOS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BAHAMAS USA Florida

🇳🇮 NICARAGUA

DOCUMENTATION NICARAGUA
Passport Valid for length of stay; requires one blank page
Boat Documentation Coast Guard Doc (Original)
Proof of Insurance Liability Insurance may be required by marinas
Crewlist Required at checkin/out
Zarpe Required at checkin/out
OFFICIAL PROCEDURES
Official Country Visa None if stay is less than 90 days
Immigration Visa Good for 90 days with one 30-day extension; CA-4 Tourist Card ($10) available if traveling via land between Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras
Required Permits Sailing Permit ($25.00)
Upon Arrival Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Captain (Navy)
Upon Departure Visit: Immigration; Port Captain
Entry & Exit Fees: Free to $150 – depends
Notes: Satellite Phones

Satellite phones are illegal and may be confiscated.
OTHER
Required Vaccinations None
Pets Vaccinations Certificate
Currency: Cordoba

 

Crime Index Safety Index Corruption Index Corruption Score GDP Pop (M) Life Ex. Cost of Living Groc. Rest. $ Loc.Purch.P.
NA NA 145 26% 2,115 6.2 74.8 NA NA NA NA

US EMBASSY
TEL +505 2252-7100
Kilometer 5.5 Carreter Sur
Managua, Nicagagua

 

 

 

WEATHER

TIDES

tidal range in Nicaragua reaches 9 feet ( 2.5 m) a crucial element at many rocky capes and shores.

NICARAGUA PILOT CHARTS

NICARAGUA HISTORIC HURRICANE TRACKS

NICARAGUA CHARTS

AIDS TO NAVIGATION - NICARAGUA

Good Nautical is a 501(c)3 non profit organization and has partnered with the Panama Posse to maintain the institutional knowledge of the participating vessels – every feasible  anchorage marina port and known hazards have been added to Good Nautical by participants of the Panama Posse. Free seasonal access to all Participants is included in your registration.

https://goodnautical.com/gma/nicaragua

 

NICARAGUA ROUTE SEGMENTS

SOUTH BOUND

🇸🇻 🇭🇳 GOLF DE FONSECA
- MARINA PUESTA DEL SOL 🇳🇮
60nm

🇭🇳 ISLA TIGRE - MARINA PUESTA DEL SOL 🇳🇮 - 60 nm

🇳🇮 MARINA PUESTA DEL SOL - SAN JUAN DEL SUR
125 nm

🇳🇮 MARINA PUESTA DEL SOL - SAN JUAN DEL SUR - 125 nm

🇳🇮 SAN JUAN DEL SUR NIC - BAHIA SANTA ELENA 🇨🇷
30 nm

🇳🇮 SAN JUAN DEL SUR - BAHIA SANTA ELENA 🇨🇷 - 30 nm
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